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Bulova 1943 President "F"

4/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
1.515

Variant: 

F

Manufacture Year: 

1943

Movement Symbol: 

X

Movement Model: 

7AP

Movement Jewels: 

21

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

3355957

Case shape: 

Rectangle

Gender: 

Men's

Additional Information

Great Looker.

Cannot Find Model Yet.

21Jewel

Great Runner.

Kestenmade Bracelet.

10K Gold Filled.

Not For Sale
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JP
Posted February 16, 2012 - 12:09am

President F is a 7AK 21 jewel and looks different in the dial department. Look up the 40 F model and you will see my 40 F model and it has been given 3 stars with ad verification. Look at the 1940 ads and you will find it. I have seen your watch in the ads but can not remember which one iot was.

JP

OldTicker
Posted February 16, 2012 - 12:41am

You are right on John,

This watch is not a President "F",  the dial has been refinished at one point in time, and whom ever had it done skimped and did not have it 3-toned.

The biggest difference is that the case has the square style lugs...and that it is not Pink Gold compared to the ad.

I think it belongs in the (Frankenbully) excuse me...Non-Conforming Category.

Good Eye!

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vintagebulova.com
Club 5000
Posted February 16, 2012 - 6:58am

President "B" case with a poor redial and wrong hands.   Looks like the dial refinisher may have used a President "F' print(not a very good one).

Jay

http://vintagebulova.com

JP
Posted February 17, 2012 - 6:11pm

Yes, the hands on the President F are not gilt and the case and band are rose gold 14k gold filled.

I don't know if I would call it a fb but it might qualify for what ever is decided willl be the name of the inconsistant bulova watches.  The movement should be a 7AK and 21 jewels.

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William Smith
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted March 18, 2012 - 7:37pm

Pres w/ vairant letter one star from me.  F is red gold...either stated or assumed from the dial match to ad.   Here's a 1940 President ad showing "F".